Commercial trucks, tractor-trailers, eighteen-wheelers, big-rigs, whatever name you know them by - these are massive vehicles we see on Southern California roads every day. When trucks this size are involved in accidents, it can result in severe damage and even death.
Truck accidents tend to be very complex, with many reasons why an accident could have occurred. Holding the right parties liable for your injuries is important in making sure you get the best chance of a full recovery.
Holding Negligent Parties at Fault
Truck accidents involve more laws than everyday car accidents between private vehicles. Investigating a commercial truck accident is not a quick or cheap process, and it requires the resources of a law firm equipped to handle such complex investigations. The team at Steinberg Injury Lawyers is experienced in commercial truck accident cases and knows how to best approach your personal injury claim.
Many different parties could potentially be at fault for your truck accident injuries, including:
A driver can be liable for the accident and your injuries if they were speeding, driving recklessly, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or texting.
The company that owns the truck, which may or may not be the driver directly, could also be liable for your injuries because the employer is liable for the actions of their employees.
If a truck was designed or manufactured incorrectly or negligently, that company might also be liable for your truck accident injuries.
Defective parts can also cause accidents, such as defective brakes. The company which manufactures these products could also be liable.
If a mechanic or service company improperly or negligently serviced the truck, they too could be held liable for your injuries.
This list does not include every possible person or company that could be responsible for your injuries. It's also possible that one or more of these people or companies could be liable for the truck accident.
Getting Compensation for a Truck Accident
When you seek help from a truck accident lawyer, you are getting the best possible opportunity to recover from such a catastrophic loss.
Truck accident injuries tend to be severe, with multiple parties potentially at fault for the accident. It's critical to have intelligent and vigilant representation on your side.
Contact a Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer
At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, our goal is to make sure you truly recover what you've loved in the present and future. We do that by aggressively fighting to get you compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and future lost wages
- Loss of companionship
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case to see how we can help you move forward after this tragic accident.